On the stitching front, I put some more hours into The Mermaid, steadily working away on the sea-area and finally reaching the lower end. It doesn't stretch too much further to the right, so I think I should be able to finish it soon!
The other thing(s) I want to talk about were all amazing gifts to me (although I was involved in one of them). You might remember how, a few months ago, I announced Felix' and my wedding and asked if anyone would like sending some small things for decorations? Well, I was not disappointed and got some great things!
First there was Pamela, who sent us these lovely placemats all the way from Japan:
Then there was my friend Nancy from Canada, who stitched this lovely little pillow, modeled after the writing on our 'Save the date' cards:
Next was Jo, who has outdone herself to send us a full set of twelve Bride's Tree ornaments. And such lovely little ones, too! My favourite is the rose, but really, I adore all of them.
My friend Magical designed a special pattern for us, which I stitched up myself the days before out wedding. I finished it off into a little pillow, using a piece of fabric from my wedding dress (from where it had to be shortened; there is no pillow shaped hole in my dress now!)
And last but not least (although regretably a little late for the party; turns out the postal services don't know when they should hurry up!) where these cute little coasters from Rosey - four dark and four mint green. I love them!
I have to say, I am so very happy to be part of a community that is so loving and generous. I (or rather, we) love everything you made for us. Those pieces made our wedding just a little bit more special, and we will surely treasure them forever. Thank you so very much - this is true gifted gorgeousness <3
Lovely gifts Leonore.
What delightful gifts arrived for your wedding celebration, Leonore! Love that they came from all over the world :)
I can't wait until you start the mermaid!
All truly wonderful, thoughtful gifts, you are blessed.
Thanks for taking part in GG this month. What a lovely selection of gifts you received for the wedding. I wish I'd had time to stitch Magical's design too!
Congratulations on your wedding and thanks for sharing the amazing stitchy gifts! The mermaid looks fantastic.
Congratulations on getting married, and wonderful gifts! Great progress on the Mermaid!
Lovely gifts, and congratulations xx
Congrats on the wedding, or by this time, your one month anniversary ahaha~ You received such a nice assortment of items. I wish I could've stitched the little design too but I'm slow enough as it is. :)
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